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Set of Cuff Links and Studs

1966.2253.1-3 (RS7889)

Description

Set of hair cuff buttons and studs, each has oval buttons with pinwheel design

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1880
Associated Building
Original to Merwin House (Stockbridge, Mass.).
Object type
Clothing -- Accessory
Descriptive terms
fasteners
LINK, CUFF
Accession Number
1966.2253.1-3
Credit Line
Bequest of Vipont de R.D. Merwin
GUSN
101076
Reference Notes
For more information on hair jewelry see Bell, C. Jeanenne, "Collector's Encyclopedia of Hairwork Jewelry," (1998); Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," v. 2 (1991): 680-698; Campbell, Mark, "The Art of Hair Work: Hair Braiding and Jewelry of Sentiment with Catalog of Hair Jewelry," Eds. Jules & Kaethe Kliot (facsimile of 1875 printing, 1996); Dawes, Ginny Reddington & Corinne Davidov, "Victorian Jewelry: Unexplored Treasures," (1991): 139-143; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 98-107, 214-219.

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